Fishing enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers looking for a memorable catch in Texas should consider visiting the Trinity River, which is home to some of the biggest fish in the state. Recently, popular YouTuber BlυegaƄe visited the river and got the catch of a lifetime, which has garnered over 16 million views on his channel. The Trinity River is the longest river in Texas, stretching over 710 miles, and is wholly contained within the state.
The Trinity River begins in northern Texas, near the Red River, and is divided from the rest of the river by the tall bluffs on the southern bank of the Red River. In the video, BlυegaƄe and his fishing partner make their way to the river with a massive chunk of bait, and within minutes, they hook a huge fish. BlυegaƄe’s partner is a regular at this fishing spot, while BlυegaƄe flew to Texas specifically to fish here. The guide knew exactly where to cast a reel to catch fish, and the two fishermen did not expect what was on the end of the hook.
As soon as he hooked the fish, BlυegaƄe knew to stay calm as freaking out could only increase the chances of losing the fish. Fishing lines, rods, and reels are made to absorb shock and make battling fish simple. He reels in consistently and lets the river monster get tired.
Around the seven-minute mark, we can see BlυegaƄe taking the fish out of the water, and it’s definitely something they didn’t plan on catching that day! With excitement, he mentions that this is his first-ever river monster, and he couldn’t be more proud.
After creating a collar by tying fabric around the fish, BlυegaƄe gets into the water with it. The animal in question is believed to be a Gar. Gars are distinguished by their long, dart-like bodies, and they live in still, slow-moving bodies of water like estuaries and bayous.
These fish often sunbathe like logs on the surface in these settings. They can range in height from 2.5 feet to 4 feet, but their size mainly depends on their habitat. The biggest longnose gar measures 6 ½ feet long and around 80 pounds!
These fish can be found all around the world, not only in North America. They are present in the Rio Grande, the Gulf of Mexico, and even in the permanent seas near the northern part of the United States. These fish thrive best in river basins in Texas, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
The comments under BlυegaƄe’s video sing praises of the catch, and one person says, “Man, I have never seen your videos before, but it melted me to see you release that fish. Much respect for your appreciation of life and allowing that gorgeous fish another chance in the wild.”
Fishing on the Trinity River is an unforgettable experience, and the video is proof of that. Visitors to Texas looking for a chance to catch a monster fish should add the Trinity River to their list of must-visit places.